extrapolate vs generalize what difference

what is difference between extrapolate and generalize

English

Etymology

From extra- +‎ (inter)polate.

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ɛkˈstɹæp.əˌleɪt/, /ɪk-/

Verb

extrapolate (third-person singular simple present extrapolates, present participle extrapolating, simple past and past participle extrapolated)

  1. (transitive) To infer by extending known information.
  2. (transitive, mathematics) To estimate the value of a variable outside a known range from values within that range by assuming that the estimated value follows logically from the known ones

Antonyms

  • (mathematics): interpolate

Related terms

  • extrapolation
  • extrapolator
  • extrapolative

See also

  • expound (upon)

Translations



English

Alternative forms

  • generalise (non-Oxford British spelling)

Etymology

general +‎ -ize

Verb

generalize (third-person singular simple present generalizes, present participle generalizing, simple past and past participle generalized)

  1. To speak in generalities, or in vague terms.
  2. To infer or induce from specific cases to more general cases or principles.
    • 1795, William Nicholson, A Dictionary of Chemistry
      Copernicus generalized the celestial motions by merely referring them to the moon’s motion. Newton generalized them still more by referring this last to the motion of a stone through the air.
  3. To derive or deduce (a general concept or principle) from particular facts.
    • August 24, 1831, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Truth and Maxims
      A mere conclusion generalized from a great multitude of facts.

Synonyms

  • (speak in generalities): See also Thesaurus:generalize

Antonyms

  • (speak in generalities): See also Thesaurus:specify
  • (infer from specific cases): specialize

Derived terms

Related terms

  • general

Translations


Portuguese

Verb

generalize

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of generalizar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of generalizar
  3. first-person singular imperative of generalizar
  4. third-person singular imperative of generalizar

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